• The Concept of Imago Agens in "Celestina": Text and Image

    Author(s):
    Amaranta Saguar García (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Romance literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Celestina, Reception
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6JH08
    Abstract:
    This article explores the potential links between "Celestina" and the late medieval reinterpretation of the classical mnemotechnic concept of "imago agens". On the one hand, it analyses the woodcuts corresponding to the deaths of the main characters and compares them with some examples of late medieval religious im-agery that exemplify the technique of the "imago agens". On the other, it connects the macabre descriptions of these deaths to the exemplary moral function that "imagines agentes" developed during the late Middle Ages. Finally, after examining the importance of violence in such textual and visual depictions of death, it concludes that it must have had been intended with a moralising function in mind.
    Notes:
    Also available on-line at: http://parnaseo.uv.es/Celestinesca/Celestinesca39/07_Saguar_Amaranta.pdf
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    Celestinesca
    Volume:
    39
    Start Page:
    247
    End Page:
    274
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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